Friday, 9 November 2018


Even though it is a short week next week, we will still learn 5 new spelling words.  I am giving you the words early so you can already practice on the weekend.  On Tuesday, Nov 13 I will introduce the words and the students will be tested on Friday, Nov. 16.  Here are the words:  be, am, is, bed, hat

Tuesday, 6 November 2018


We continue to review our single letter phonograms on a daily basis, but this week we are starting to introduce the multi-letter phonograms.  Here are the first 5 we are focusing on:  ee, oo, er, sh, th.  Tomorrow I will be sending home a small booklet for you to use as a home practice guide. I will let you know each time we introduce 5 new multi-letter phonograms, so you can follow along with the home practice booklet.   Additionally, on November 21 (3:15-4:15pm) we will have a Spell to Write and Read parent seminar at our school in the chapel.  If you are need of child care in order to attend this seminar, please let me know by November 16.  Hope to see you there!

Primary Garage Sale

As a primary department we have been looking for ways for our children to give back and to serve their community, and this year we have decided that we will hold a Garage Sale! The Garage Sale will be held at the beginning of December, so between now and then we are looking for our primary families to donate any toys or games that they no longer want. So, as you think about cleaning up and clearing out your playroom before Christmas, consider what you can donate. Donations may be given to classroom teachers. Please only send items that work, and that are in good condition. The money we raise will be donated to the Ann Davis House.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Presentation Pictures

We finished all our student-led family presentations last Friday.  Everyone did a fantastic job!  Thank you for your support in preparing your child for this learning opportunity.  Here are just a few pictures.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Grade 8 buddies

Once a month we get to spend time with Grade 8 buddies.  Today we worked together with them on a math lesson.  It was great to spend time together learning!

Spelling Words

I will introduce the words on Monday, Nov 5 and testing will be Friday, Nov.9.  Here are the words for those who like to practice early:  six, all, my, not, ten